STRENGTHENS POSITION IN FAST-GROWING ENERGY SERVICES MARKET
Baker continued, saying, "The deal is terrific financially as well. Like
our current Nalco Global Energy Services business, Champion offers very
attractive growth and an annuity-like revenue model generating steady
and predictable earnings patterns similar to our legacy
The transaction is expected to close by year-end and be cash and
earnings accretive in 2013, the first full year of the combined entity.
Baker concluded by saying, "This transaction enables us to make an important strategic investment in one of our key growth businesses, and we will continue to further develop our core strengths in food safety, healthcare, water and energy as we further build our business. We are excited by the improved position and opportunities Champion brings us to better serve our customers, grow our business, and to deliver continued strong shareholder returns."
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About Champion Technologies
Champion Technologies is a global specialty chemical company with 3,300 employees in more than 30 countries delivering innovative and engineered programs for upstream, midstream, and downstream oil and gas markets. CorsiTech is a global specialty chemical organization dedicated to meeting and exceeding customers' technical needs in the drilling, stimulation and completion markets.
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